Subject: POSITIONS: U Chicago: Sci Comp Consultant Comp Chem, HPC SysAdmin
From: Henry Neeman 
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:32:15 -0500 (CDT)
OSCER users,

Forwarding from H. Birali Runesha (runesha@uchicago.edu) of
the U Chicago Research Computing Center.

Please reply directly to Birali, and please feel free to
forward to anyone who may be interested and appropriate.

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SUMMARY:

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

University of Chicago Research Computing Center

Scientific Computing Consultant – Computation Chemistry
https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=606157

HPC System administrator
https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=606218

DETAILS:

https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=606157

Requisition Number: 094933
Departmental Job Title:
Scientific Computing Consultant- Computation Chem.
Type of Position: Staff
Number of Positions Available: 1
Division: Office of VP for Research & National Laboratories
Department: 85650-Office VP Research & National Laboratories

*Standard Summary

About the Unit

The University of Chicago Research Computing Center (RCC), a unit
in the Office of the Vice President for Research and for National
Laboratories (OVPRNL), provides high-end research computing
resources to researchers at the University of Chicago.

It is dedicated to enabling research by providing access to
centrally managed High Performance Computing (HPC), storage and
visualization resources.

These resources include hardware, software, high-level scientific
and technical user support, education and training required to
help researchers make full use of modern HPC technology and local
and national supercomputing resources

The Office of the Vice President for Research and for National
Laboratories (OVPRNL) oversees the conduct of sponsored research,
technology transfer, research program development,
multi-institutional research institutes, national laboratory board
and contract management functions, and joint appointments between
the University, Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) and Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab).

OVPRNL is responsible for stewardship and oversight of the
University's contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy to
manage Argonne and co-manage Fermilab through UChicago Argonne,
LLC and Fermi Research Alliance, LLC.

When combined with the national laboratory R&D budgets, the office
oversees approximately $1.4 billion in sponsored research.

OVPRNL works closely with individual scholars, departments, and
divisions to encourage, seed, and coalesce research across the
University and the national laboratories.

Unit Job Summary

The Research Computing Center (RCC) is seeking a highly motivated
Scientific Computing Consultant (Computation Chemistry) to work
closely with faculty and researchers.

The person in this position will serve a technical domain expert
in supporting and advising faculty on using High Performance
Computing (HPC) for their research and grant writing.

The successful candidate will join a team of consultants who are
playing a key role in the creation of a scientific computing and
HPC support group at the University of Chicago.

Essential Functions and responsibilities:

- Be a central knowledge resource for university investigators.

- Consult and interact with faculty and their research groups on a
one-to-one basis to enable them to fully utilize the RCC
computational resources for their scientific research.

- Assist researchers with the porting and optimization of
applications on RCC compute systems.

- Design, create and present tutorials, hands-on workshops, and
documentation to educate the research community.

- Take a pro-active approach in communicating the unique research
potential of the computing resources to the University community.

- Respond quickly to user questions and problems.

- Help faculty with grant proposals by contributing sections of
the proposal that describe the interplay between their research
and HPC resources.

- Aid in planning and identifying workloads for hardware and
software purchases.

Education

A Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, biophysical science, or a related
field is required.

Experience

- Minimum of three years experience in a UNIX-based programming
environment required.

- Experience with HPC community codes (such as NAMD, LAMMPS,
Gamess, NWChem, etc.) required.

- Parallel computing experience with MPI and OpenMP required.

- Experience installing and tuning scientific applications
software on high-performance computers preferred.

- Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (such as Python,
Perl, Bash, etc.) preferred.

- Experience benchmarking HPC systems, compilers, and scientific
libraries preferred.

- Experience working with vendors to identify and resolve software
bug issues preferred.

- Experience with performance analysis and profiling tools
preferred.

- Experience writing or contributing to grant proposals preferred.

Competencies

Required competencies:

Proficiency in one or more programming languages (such as C++, C,
Fortran, etc.).

Must be able to understand and translate researchers' scientific
goals into computational requirements.

Must be able to function as part of an interactive team while
demonstrating self-initiative to achieve project's goals and
research computing center's mission.

Must have strong analytical skills and problem solving ability.

Excellent oral and written English communication and
inter-personal skills.

Ability to work well with faculty and researchers.

Required Job Seeker Documents:
Resume
Cover Letter

Optional Job Seeker Documents:
-

Work Location: Campus - Hyde Park
Other Work Location:
-

Work Schedule: Full-Time
Hours/Week: 37.5
If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail: Regular
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Union (If applicable): Non-Union
Pay Grade: NA
Pay Range: Depends on Qualifications
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the
job? No
Is a Background Check Required? Yes
Is Drug Testing Required? No
Employee Referral Bonus Amount: None
Posting Date: 03-20-2014
Remove from posting on or before: 09-20-2014

*The standard summary is designed to indicate the general nature
and level of work performed by employees within this
classification.

It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive
inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees
assigned to this job.

NOTE: After applying for this position you will receive a
confirmation number.

If you do not see the confirmation number, you have not completed
applying for the position.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal
Opportunity Employer.

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https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=606218

Position Information
Requisition Number: 094932
Departmental Job Title: HPC System Administrator
Type of Position: Staff
Number of Positions Available: 1
Division: Office of VP for Research & National Laboratories
Department: 85650-Office VP Research & National Laboratories
*Standard Summary

About the Unit

The University of Chicago Research Computing Center (RCC), a unit
in the Office of the Vice President for Research and for National
Laboratories, provides high-end research computing resources to
researchers at the University of Chicago. It is dedicated to
enabling research by providing access to centrally-managed high
performance computing (HPC), storage and visualization resources.

These resources include hardware, software, high-level scientific
and technical user support, education and training required to
help researchers make full use of modern HPC technology and local
and national supercomputing resources.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and for National
Laboratories (OVPRNL) oversees the conduct of sponsored research,
technology transfer, research program development,
multi-institutional research institutes, national laboratory board
and contract management functions, and joint appointments between
the University, Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) and Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab).

OVPRNL is responsible for stewardship and oversight of the
University's contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy to
manage Argonne and co-manage Fermilab through UChicago Argonne,
LLC and Fermi Research Alliance, LLC. When combined with the
national laboratory R&D budgets, the office oversees approximately
$1.4 billion in sponsored research.

OVPRNL works closely with individual scholars, departments, and
divisions to encourage, seed, and coalesce research across the
University and the national laboratories.

Unit Job Summary

The University of Chicago Research Computing Center is seeking a
highly qualified HPC system administrator to join its system and
operation team that builds and manages RCC HPC systems and
facility operations. The individual in this position will be
involved in the procurement and management of HPC hardware and
software.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Installing, configuring, and maintaining large computer
clusters/servers and software.

- Day-to-day operations of the systems including systems
administration, monitoring and storage performance up to and
including network components.

- Management of the system's network switch, parallel file system
and HPC software stack and tools.

- Configuration of the scheduling and queuing system.

- Diagnosing and resolving system operational problems quickly and
effectively.

- Coordinating with vendors to resolve hardware and software
problems.

- Building and deploying open source software and software from
vendors/partners.

- Providing reliable and efficient backups/restores for all
managed systems.

- Documenting system administration procedures for routine and
complex tasks.

- Maintaining and monitoring the security of the HPC systems and
servers.

The position will be located at either Argonne National Laboratory
or Hyde Park.

Education

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or closely related field OR
at least five years experience in HPC system administration or
managing large HPC clusters required.

Experience

- A minimum of three years of full time Linux system administration
experience in a large distributed computing environment required.

- Experience with installing, configuring, and maintaining job
management support tools (such as Moab, TORQUE, SLURM, PBS, etc)
required.

- Experience installing MPI libraries and OpenMP required.

- Experience with operating system deployment tools (e.g.: XCAT,
ROCKS) required.

- Experience configuring, administering, and supporting storage
subsystems (e.g.: IBM, NetApp, DataDirect Network, LSI, etc.)
required.

- Experience with one or more distributed file systems (Lustre,
Gluster, GPFS, GFS, IBRIX, PVFS, etc.) required.

- Experience installing and maintaining diskless clustered
environments, and provisioning systems using automated installation
methods required.

- Direct experience working with Infiniband (must at least be
able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Infiniband concepts,
OFED layers, sub-net managers) required.

- Experience configuring, installing, tuning and maintaining
scientific application software preferred.

- At least two years experience in providing support for Linux HPC
cluster used for scientific research preferred.

- Experience supporting HPC compilers and libraries preferred.

- Scientific programming experience preferred.

- Experience configuring, installing, maintaining and/or using
performance monitoring and optimization tools preferred.

Competencies

Ability to develop and maintain programs and scripts that aid in
the operation and automation of administrative tasks using various
shell and scripting languages (bash, Perl, Python).

Ability to plan, organize, prioritize tasks, and complete assigned
projects with minimal supervision.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Required Job Seeker Documents:

Resume
Cover Letter

Optional Job Seeker Documents
-

Work Location: Campus - Hyde Park
Other Work Location

Work Schedule: Full-Time
Hours/Week: 37.5
If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail:
Regular
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Union (If applicable): Non-Union
Pay Grade: NA
Pay Range: Depends on Qualifications
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the
job? No
Is a Background Check Required? Yes
Is Drug Testing Required? No
Employee Referral Bonus Amount: None
Posting Date: 03-21-2014
Remove from posting on or before: 09-21-2014

*The standard summary is designed to indicate the general nature
and level of work performed by employees within this
classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as
a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities
required of employees assigned to this job.

NOTE: After applying for this position you will receive a
confirmation number. If you do not see the confirmation number,
you have not completed applying for the position.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal
Opportunity Employer.

Hakizumwami Birali Runesha, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Research Computing 
Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories
Director, Research Computing Center
The University of Chicago
6030 S. Ellis Ave., Suite 126
Chicago, IL 60637
Email: runesha@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702 5977
Fax: (773) 834 9199

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